I’ve always said if you want to know how to sing correctly, listen to Whitney Houston. There’s nothing else like her voice. It’s so pure, so powerful, and her approach was so effortless. No one can duplicate that voice or that sound.
As a little girl, I would listen to Whitney at home and try to sing with her — create my own little duet. That’s all I sang. That’s all I knew. At weddings and school assemblies, I would sing “I Will Always Love You” or “The Greatest Love of All” or “You Were Loved.” Everything I sang was a Whitney song. Nothing else. It was Whitney World.
At the tribute to Whitney at the Grammys, I almost didn’t feel right singing “I Will Always Love You” by myself. I wanted to include the entire audience: “Let’s all sing together.” Because I don’t care who you are, where you come from, what type of music you sing, what color you are, what age you are — she touched you somewhere along the way with her music, so we should all sing this to her.
Hudson is a Grammy-winning singer and an Oscar-winning actress
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